Teachings In The Air is an Indigenous health and wellness podcast hosted by Elder Gerry Oldman.
Teachings in the Air aims to inspire, motivate, and empower Indigenous people to be sound in mind, body and spirit - because that's what healthy means.
In today's episode, Gerry shares space with Dr. Karen Hill M.D from Mohawk Nation and Elder Treffrey Deerfoot from the Siksika Nation and Blood Tribe of the Blackfoot Nation.
Gerry, Treffrey and Karen break down what diabetes is, how it affects our bodies and how we may incorporate our traditional knowledge to overcome this modern obstacle.
This series was recorded for National Indigenous Diabetes Awareness day on May 7th and will debut in 3 parts.
Kustkum'ckuw to our panelists and the National Indigenous Diabetes Association for this partnership.
"Whatever way you can find peace, I encourage you” – Gerry Oldman
Let the Ceremony Begin!
Gerry shares his personal journey and relationship to Ceremony.
He says he is still on the learning path and changing as he goes.
If you’re unsure about ceremony, Gerry encourages you to Let the Ceremony Begin!
“Because of retrieving my spirit, I achieved a lot of my goals." - Gerry Oldman
Gerry teaches us how to commit to love and shares how he retrieved his spirit. He teaches us about commitment, love, and wellness to achieve our personal goals. This extraordinarily personal episode shares the many ways that Gerry has asked found help, positivity, and teachings that led him back to his spirit.
Cuystwi! (Let’s go!)
“To me, the Uncles and Aunties, WE'RE the teachers...” – Gerry Oldman
Today’s episode is a panel recording of the Ask Aunty/Ask Uncle panel from the Cloud Connections Conference(CCC) which was hosted by the Indigenous Youth Wellness team, February 16-18.
“Aunties and Uncles” is hosted by Savannah Minoose, alongside Gerry, Naomi Bob and Sarain Squakin of the IYW team. They discuss the importance of Aunties and Uncles as role models, their community position as an aunty or uncle and how vital these positions are for youth, and an entire community to help grow as one.
For more information about the Indigenous Youth Wellness Team, visit www.indigenousyouthwellness.ca
“I encourage you to embrace yourself as who YOU ARE.” – Gerry Oldman
Today’s episode of Teachings In The Air is called All My Relations. Gerry talks about what it means (to himself) to be Indigenous in the context of the negative identities that have been projected at Indigenous peoples of North America for generations.
“A lot of the podcasts I do, what I hear coming from my guests is Love, and Love is a commitment.” – Gerry Oldman
Today’s episode of Teachings In The Air is called “Cradle to the Grave.” Gerry Oldman hosts his guests from NITEP(The Indigenous Teacher Education Program) Marny Point, Teneille Shea, Jennifer Anaquod, and Johanna Sam. NITEP began as an elementary teacher education program in September of 1974 in response to needs expressed by Indigenous people throughout BC for a more effective and relevant teacher education program. Gerry shares a discussion about the program that helps educate teachers and instructors on Indigenous matters including teaching methodology, testing and assessment, and curriculum. Education starts as soon as you’re born, and we continue learning our entire journeys.